XIPU-IPwe IP+ Institute (GBA) Kick-off



The XIPU-IPwe IP+ Academy Kick-off ceremony was held virtually, with over 2000 people in attendance – including leading cooperate & education institution representatives and industry mentors from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), IPwe & IPwe China, and numerous corporate, government and educational institutions across the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

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Erich Spangenberg, founder and CEO at IPwe, delivered opening remarks for the event, highlighting the importance of the collaborative project between XJTLU and IPwe to support the GBA’s development and bolster innovation, along with the importance of collaboration between academia, government and industry to realize the potential of the next IP ecosystem globally. Erich gave thanks to XJLTU and HKMA for their support in this respect.

Henry Wang, President of IPwe China Operations, described the focus of the XIPU-IPwe Institution to support of industry resources, broaden research horizons, and deepen integration with industry practices – all of this aligning with the intrinsic and potential development needs of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. The collaboration goes further to define and refine new models of higher education at XIPU-IPwe IP+ Academy, expanding these learnings across the GBA. 

IPwe China IP+ Academy

During the Summit, IPwe officially announced the IPwe China IP+ Academy – which includes the XIPU-IPwe IP+ Institute as its first institution. IPwe China plans to work with several innovation-leading universities and research institutes in China, to form similar academies in the next 3-5 years.

Along with its academia initiative, IPwe China announced its first batch of Innovation and Industry mentors – 31 advisors from different backgrounds who are all involved in innovation-related businesses. The mentors will contribute to the operations of the XIPU-IPwe IP+ Institute, closely with IPwe, and will be an integral part of the IPwe ecosystem surrounding high-value patent creation and patent commercialization.


The IPwe – XJTLU relationship adds to a quickening pace of partnership developments which have been secured in recent months, including IBM-IPwe’s NFTs for Intellectual PropertyCasperLabs – leaders in enterprise blockchain and part of China’s Blockchain Service Network (BSN), and numerous IP solutions providers who have joined the IPwe Network. These developments have position IPwe as the technology provider for leading corporations, government, and educational institutions – both in Asia and around the world. 

For more information on IPwe China, please contact Henry Wang.